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Lot 3972

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Type Coin
Title Lot 3972
Date 1869
Country U.S.
Denomination 5c

1869 P5C Shield Nickel, Judd-688, Pollock-769, High R.7, PR67 Cameo NGC. CAC. Design. The regular Shield nickel design without rays. Magnification reveals nearly imperceptible date repunching, especially inside the tops of 869. Struck in aluminum with a plain edge. Commentary. Heavy reverse die polishing matches the reverse of the 1865 Judd-418. This is only the fourth appearance of the variety in our auctions, representing just three different pieces. Only five are certified, and the Newman specimen is the finest of those. It is likely that only four or five pieces exist. Physical Description. This boldly defined Superb Gem is fully brilliant with white surfaces characteristic of the aluminum composition. The fields are deeply mirrored around lustrous devices, resulting in a distinct cameo appearance. Provenance. "Colonel" E.H.R. Green; Green Estate; Partnership of Eric P. Newman / B.G. Johnson d.b.a. St. Louis Stamp & Coin Co.; Eric P. Newman @ $25; Eric P. Newman Numismatic Education Society. From The Eric P. Newman Collection.

From Newman I (Heritage Auctions, 4/2013), lot 3972, realized $16450.00. Image and description courtesy of Heritage Auctions,

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